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      02-21-2014, 07:55 PM   #23
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So your car is such a monster that you would keep it over the C7?
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      02-22-2014, 10:11 AM   #24
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Here's a review I wrote comparing the Z with my 2014 CaymanS.

The C7 is impressive.

Test drove a 2014 3LT 7 speed with Z51 package, NPP exhaust and magnetic ride control today.

I was very impressed overall, it exceeded my expectations.

Power: torque is strong, but I was actually surprised to find that I didn't find the power all that intoxicating and compelling. It would clearly blow the doors off my CS, but the CS did NOT feel underpowered climbing back into it. It's still fast enough to be fun.

engine sound and exhaust sound: now this was intoxicating. This car had the NPP package and I dare say it sounded better than my CS who's sound I love.

Shift action and clutch: pretty well done.

Handling: great feel, high limits, and rock solid structure, lots of fun. My CS is on 19 inch winters right now so back to back is not really fair, but my poor memory doesn't detect a whole lot of difference.

size and feel: sitting in it and parking it, it definitely feels bigger than the CS, ( I parked it next to my CS and it definitely looked bigger) but in high speed manouevres in sport mode it didn't feel like a bigger car. It felt pretty good. I was suprised to not really feel the 400 or so pounds difference in handling.

interior: this one was the 3LT with upgraded suede package. It was fine, not as nice as my standard CS interior, but I am not an interior connisseur.

Ride: amazingly good in sport mode with the magnetic ride control, comparable to my CS with 20's on it, maybe even slightly better.

Styling: in white with black wheels and carbon flash spoiler and mirrors, it's a good looking car, better than I expected and not ugly sitting next to the CS.

Overall I prefer my CS, but it is really is hard to articulate why. Somehow the 981 just fits me better. When I first drove a 981 I had this big smile on my face. The C7 didn't do that and the drive doesn't make me want to do the switch right away. I thought the torque of the C7 might me want it over the CS but as I mentionned above the power difference wasn't as striking as I thought it would be.

There is no doubt, however, that the C7 is barrels of fun. If I had driven both before buying the CS, that would have been one agonizing decision, given the $16000 out the door price difference. As it stands now, I may just have found the successor to my CS.
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My next sports car will be a white on red Z06 or a Callaway convertible Corvette. I love the way the C7 looks. It blows my current C6 out of the water.
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      03-04-2014, 01:41 AM   #26
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you may want to consider one buying ASAP!!!!

C7 forums are stating that starting tomorrow, Corvettes are going up $2,000 base price model, and $3,500 for Z51 package. I'm not sure if it affects existing inventory.. or only models built after today...

GM can't even wait for the new model year, they are just increasing the price out of the blue.. most likely cause of the high demand they can charge more.

I'm still considering M235i + LSD to the C7. Car will be my daily driver, and I feel the M235i will be better deal (10k less, better gas mileage, extra seats). but seeing how nobody in town is letting me drive a C7.. its hard to buy a car.
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      03-04-2014, 08:22 AM   #27
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you may want to consider one buying ASAP!!!!

C7 forums are stating that starting tomorrow, Corvettes are going up $2,000 base price model, and $3,500 for Z51 package. I'm not sure if it affects existing inventory.. or only models built after today...

GM can't even wait for the new model year, they are just increasing the price out of the blue.. most likely cause of the high demand they can charge more.

I'm still considering M235i + LSD to the C7. Car will be my daily driver, and I feel the M235i will be better deal (10k less, better gas mileage, extra seats). but seeing how nobody in town is letting me drive a C7.. its hard to buy a car.
This price increase through me off the list of getting it as my next car. Especially since there will be another increase at my15.
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      03-04-2014, 08:42 AM   #28
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I love the C7 but in all honesty, I am still in love with C6 Z06's wayyyy more. I'd rather do that trade up than a C7.
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      03-04-2014, 09:01 AM   #29
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The interior of the c6 is what kills it for me, just plain awful.
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Do it. The C7 Z06 will replace my M3.
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      03-07-2014, 12:27 AM   #33
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anyone know how the steering feel of the new vette is? I know it is electric, but what does it compare to (best=porsche, medium=BMW, bad= camry)

I wonder if it is better then the M235i steering.
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      03-07-2014, 01:02 AM   #34
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My order is in for a white z51 with a May ETA and I'm driving my commuter car right now. Done with 335. If you're serious about buying:

1. Buy from a national vette dealer with 200+ allocation not local dealer. Many reasons already listed on other forum.

2. The large national dealers are currently getting grandfathered pricing.

3. Hop on this deal with one of the best national dealers. Spiike is me on that forum and yes I bought from Rick

Short list of nation largest vette dealers:
Rick Conti @ coughlin has large allocation
Hendrick in NC has large allocation
Buds in Ohio has large allocation
MacMulkin in NJ has huge allocation
Kerbek in MN has huge allocation

Just buy from the large ones and you will get your car with very competitive pricing. More info on the other site.

Steering is as good as CS and nothing like 335. I drove all of them. New CS PDK is what makes CS better to me. I'm getting 7MT but even with rev match you can't compare it to instantaneous "bang bang shifts" of PDK. Chassis on C7 is stiff and well balanced. On track I would put money that it is as balanced as a CS and if you've track a 2900 lbs CS you know that says a lot. Inside is nice but not as nice as a Porsche. Element of refinement is still not there, but it is still very good. Short review, I'll have a very long one on the other forum later in May.

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anyone know how the steering feel of the new vette is? I know it is electric, but what does it compare to (best=porsche, medium=BMW, bad= camry)

I wonder if it is better then the M235i steering.
From edmunds C7 vs 991.

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The Stingray also earned loud applause for its steering feel and response, with Edmunds saying “there’s a confidence in the C7’s steering beyond that of most every other sports car made today. Its front end sticks with intractable persistence.”
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      03-07-2014, 06:57 AM   #36
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you may want to consider one buying ASAP!!!!

C7 forums are stating that starting tomorrow, Corvettes are going up $2,000 base price model, and $3,500 for Z51 package. I'm not sure if it affects existing inventory.. or only models built after today...

GM can't even wait for the new model year, they are just increasing the price out of the blue.. most likely cause of the high demand they can charge more.

I'm still considering M235i + LSD to the C7. Car will be my daily driver, and I feel the M235i will be better deal (10k less, better gas mileage, extra seats). but seeing how nobody in town is letting me drive a C7.. its hard to buy a car.
I went to a large Chevrolet dealer in VA suburbs of DC to inquire about placing a build order. I was told by the sales manager that the remaining 2014 build allotment was spoken for and only 2015 models were available to order. Also the Z51 package is so popular that there is a parts shortage for it. The pricing for '15 models had not yet been set. So basically he said I could order a 2015 car but the delivery and price are unknown at this time. I'd not be surprised if the dealers are adding mark up to the price. It is a supply vs. demand market after all.
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      03-07-2014, 09:40 AM   #37
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I went to a large Chevrolet dealer in VA suburbs of DC to inquire about placing a build order. I was told by the sales manager that the remaining 2014 build allotment was spoken for and only 2015 models were available to order. Also the Z51 package is so popular that there is a parts shortage for it. The pricing for '15 models had not yet been set. So basically he said I could order a 2015 car but the delivery and price are unknown at this time. I'd not be surprised if the dealers are adding mark up to the price. It is a supply vs. demand market after all.
I would look around man the Chevy dealer down the street from me has over 30 on the lot unsold with multiple z51's.
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I went to a large Chevrolet dealer in VA suburbs of DC to inquire about placing a build order. I was told by the sales manager that the remaining 2014 build allotment was spoken for and only 2015 models were available to order. Also the Z51 package is so popular that there is a parts shortage for it. The pricing for '15 models had not yet been set. So basically he said I could order a 2015 car but the delivery and price are unknown at this time. I'd not be surprised if the dealers are adding mark up to the price. It is a supply vs. demand market after all.
Have you tried Criswell? They always seem to have a lot of 'Vette's so they may have a big allotment as well.
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Have you tried Criswell? They always seem to have a lot of 'Vette's so they may have a big allotment as well.
That's where I was.
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I would look around man the Chevy dealer down the street from me has over 30 on the lot unsold with multiple z51's.
What dealer? I'll check their website.
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That's where I was.
Oh. You said VA so that confused me..... Criswell is in MD.
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Your 335 runs 11s?

I sold my 335xi for a C6. I would sell it for a C7 even faster. Do it now.
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Oh. You said VA so that confused me..... Criswell is in MD.
Shit, thinking about it now, it was Pohanka. Got the two confused. Sorry about that. I guess old guys DO buy Corvettes. LOL
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Shit, thinking about it now, it was Pohanka. Got the two confused. Sorry about that. I guess old guys DO buy Corvettes. LOL
Ha.

So yeah, go check out Criswell, they have quite a few 'Vette's.

http://www.criswellchevrolet.com/VehicleSearchResults?search=new
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